The Resource Papers

Papers

Label
Papers, 1971-1975
Title
Papers
Inclusive dates
1971-1975
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1971-1975, of A. Linwood Holton (1923-) concerning Holton's work as Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations under Henry Kissinger from 1974-1975. Personal correspondence from Holton's term as Governor of Virginia are also included. In addition to general correspondence for this period, the papers include: daily appointments, memoranda, invitations to various embassies in Washington, invitations by members of the legislative and excutive branches to government related gatherings, social invitations, photographs of Holton with President Gerald R. Ford, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and other public officials, and clippings from a number of newspapers
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
Abner Linwood Holton was born 21 September 1923 in Roanoke, Virginia, to Abner Linwood Holton and Edith Van Gorder Holton. He attended local schools, then received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University in 1944. Holton served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. He then attended Harvard Law School, receiving his LL.B. in 1949. Admitted to the Virginia bar that same year, Holton commenced practicing in Roanoke. He became active in the Virginia Republican Party. He was the unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1965, then won election in 1969. Holton served as governor of Virginia from 1970 to 1974. After his term ended, he served as assistant secretary of state for congressional relations in 1974. Holton resigned that position and practiced law in Washington D.C. He married Virginia Harrison Rogers 10 January 1953, and they had four children.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Papers
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2.25
Immediate source of acquisition
Holton, A. Linwood
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000491878
Reproduction note
photocopies.
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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